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For a long time I was uneasily ambivalent, exaggerating as in this letter, my
imperialist, stern Sahib attitude to compensate for or soothe a kind of social
conscience which began to condemn and dislike the whole system. Kandyan
society in my ...
To return to the Kandyan Sinhalese and my relations with them, as I have said, I
was too much tied to my office in Kandy and only rarely could get away into their
villages. But I got to know a good deal about them from enquiries which I had to ...
He would have a few friends dining with him the following Thursday and he
would like after dinner to give them a first-class exhibition of this famous Kandyan
dancing. He hoped that, if I could do this, I would come and dine with them and ...
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In the feudal society of Ceylon "I felt that there was some depth of happiness rather than pleasure, of satisfaction, . . . which the western world is losing or has lost." (p 158) Judgments such as ... Read full review
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This is the second book Leonard Woolf wrote of his life. He is a graceful author, and a sensitive man. Good look into an aristocratic young britisher and his growing up. Read full review